The Dr PRP Separation Kit: The Latest in Medical Innovations

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Dr Maureen Allem writes about a novel medical kit designed for PRP separation that is not only fast and efficient, but undertakes to deliver effective results.   

The American businesswoman, Anne Sweeney (President of Disney Media and President of the Disney Channel) once said:

I’m naturally curious, and I’ve always been driven by my curiosity. Curiosity gets people excited. Curiosity leads to new ideas”.

At Skin Renewal we can associate with this – and in the exciting field of aesthetics we get the opportunity to inspect and evaluate the tremendous developments to stimulate our curiosity.

The phenomenon that is PRP

PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections have recently been highlighted in the media, specifically for aesthetic procedures. This unique and innovative procedure has earned it nicknames such as the “Vampire Facial” and “Dracula Therapy”.  Most recently, Kim Kardashian posted some post treatment pictures, and as a result, PRP is fast becoming a celebrity must-try treatment.

Now at Skin Renewal, all our clients can experience the same celebrity treatment as we have just launched our PRP procedures with the Dr PRP separation kits.

How it works

The PRP treatment stimulates cellular proliferation and tissue regeneration to dramatically accelerate healing, making it a very effective age prevention and age correction treatment. Additionally it is a very safe procedure, since the platelets come from the patient’s own blood there is no possibility of infection or other side effects.

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What is involved?

To develop a PRP preparation, blood is drawn from the patient and mixed with an anticoagulant (citrate dextrose A) to stop the blood from clotting. The platelets are then separated from other blood cells, while their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation.

With regard to the type of anticoagulant to use, most authors agree on not using EDTA because it could damage the platelet membrane. Therefore, anticoagulants with citrate and dextrose of sodium citrate are recommended. ACD-A is better at preserving the platelets un-activated. Meanwhile, the quality of the PRP is dependent on the baseline platelet count of an individual, the device used, and the technique employed.

At Skin Renewal, we have specifically chosen to work with Dr PRP’s kits and equipment, due to the unique double centrifugation protocol. This results in super concentrated PRP, which in turn yields superior post-treatment results. We also give our patients the options of treating the neglected areas such as neck, décolleté and hands – all in one complete procedure.

Key points

PRP helps restore and enhance the skin in areas that require that additional help, such as crows’ feet, sagging jowls, smokers lines, forehead lines and general signs of ageing. It considerably improves skin texture and tone, thereby giving one’s skin a healthy appearance. The end result is leaving the patient looking more youthful and rejuvenated.  The collagen rejuvenation that occurs can take from 6-12 weeks, depending on the condition of the patient’s skin and lifestyle. However, more than one treatment will be necessary if the skin is mature. All in all, two-five treatments will help results last up to 18 months.

The following aesthetic procedures can easily be done with PRP treatments:

  • Wrinkle improvement: fine wrinkles, eye wrinkles, wrinkles around mouth, forehead wrinkles.
  • Skin pores and elasticity: reduction of skin pore size, improvement in skin elasticity and skin tone.
  • Combination treatments where growth factors are required for accelerated healing.
  • Other applications: improvement in hair loss, chapped skin, burn wounds, dark circles around the eyes, etc.

If you are planning to offer PRP treatments to your patients, how do you make a choice?

There are many PRP systems commercially marketed, which facilitate the preparation of ready to apply platelet-rich suspensions. The system should be able to deliver PRP in a sterile manner which is cost-effective, easy to use and time-efficient. Dr PRP is a medical kit designed for fast and efficient PRP separation and is now available in South Africa.

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Distributed by Tasosol Aesthetics in South Africa.

Contact them for more information on getting this into your practice, or patients looking to find doctors offering PRP using the kit: www.tasosol.co.za | +27 82 379 2718 / +27 12 991 5666 | info@tasosol.co.za

 

 

 

 

CURRENT Issue 21 – Mar 2017 (Autumn)

This article was written by Dr Maureen Allem and edited by the A2 team EXCLUSIVELY for the A2 Aesthetic & Anti-Ageing Magazine Autumn/March 2017 Edition (Issue 21). 

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